PWHS Means to Me: Page Three - Brian "Bubba" Edwards
I've been trying to think of a way to begin to explain what the Professional Wrestling Historical Society means to me. I have had several drafts and started over a few times, trying to find the words...So I'm thinking the easiest way to start is with some introductions.
I've lived most of my life in Indiana, I never wanted to be a cop, fireman, or doctor. My dream was to be a pro-wrestler, but not every dream comes true, but I digress.
Growing up during the 70's and 80's there were few names that qualified as royalty in my home.. One was Bobby Knight and another was Dick the Bruiser, I remember thinking how cool it was that The Bruiser might live within a few hours from my hometown of Anderson.. According to my Dad.. “No one was tougher than The Bruiser” And perhaps he was right! After all it's been said that “If you haven't wrestled Bruiser you weren't a real Pro Wrestler!”
Those were the days when wrestlers would have to get over or know how to create heat. Legends like “Classy” Freddie Blassie, Cactus Jack, Andre the Giant, Bobby Heenan, and Jake Roberts all understood that all to well. And even though I've never been able to buy into “Say your prayers and Eat your vitamins” I can still respect what those words have done for the business.
So, what does that have to do with PWHS?
We honor the biggest superstars to the most insignificant jobbers. We honor the ring announcers and the magazine editors.. And we have love for the play-by-play announcers and the managers of the past. We are here to honor the memory of these great men and women of wrestling. PWHS is not like any other group you will find.. You won't see discussions about any current events. There is no talk of John Cena or who is dating who behind the scenes. And you won't find any memes. PWHS tries to maintain a family friendly platform, so hopefully the younger fans can learn to love and appreciate the history of wrestling as we do.
So, as you can imagine, when asked if I would be part of the PWHS administrative team, I was honored to even be considered. Saying that, I hope that I'm able to make both my piers and the members of PWHS proud. I hope you all enjoy my contributions, and perhaps if I'm lucky.. Maybe I'll be able to stir up a feeling of euphoria and make someone smile. Hopefully, we all can learn from each other and discuss past memories of the superstars and the rich history of professional wrestling.